New album Lathe by Galaxxu

2017-03-24 19:32:35 UTC

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Galaxxu's music can best be summed up with this Sonny Sharrock quote: "I’ve been trying to find a way for the terror and the beauty to live together in one song. I know it’s possible." Galaxxu draws inspiration from Chicago's incredible free jazz and indie scenes of the past and present, European free improv, and electronic noise to create spontaneous compositions that range from quiet, delicate serenity to an abrasive, pedal-to-the-floor assault.

Galaxxu is currently finishing mixing for several upcoming releases and planning a couple of tours in summer and fall of 2017. 

Chicago’s Galaxxu is excited to announce a super-limited edition seven inch lathe cut, featuring artwork by Alex Dycylyxyvyi. The two sides reflect the terror and the beauty the quartet tries to capture in their free improvisations. Side A starts off innocently enough, until devolving into a mess of disjointed interplay between a sax crying out, and a guitar that is seemingly being torn apart at the atomic level. Suddenly, the drums offer a rallying cry and Galaxxu breaks out into a wall of furious noise. Side B offers a glimpse into the more subdued side of Galaxxu. At times even soulful, albeit still operating within the confines of their chaotic take on free improvisation, it ends things in a dreamy sequence as if the Galaxxians are surveying the damage they wrought on Side A. 

Track List


  • A Tisket, A Trifle, A Flittering Flutter [Stereo Edit] - 05:22 info 
  • Horse Battery Staple [Stereo Edit] - 05:00


Genre : experimental, free, improvisation, jazz, noise

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New album Late Bloomer by Static Masks

2017-03-24 19:16:51 UTC

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 "Late Bloomer" was recorded by James Whitten (Pears, Thou, Gland, Donovan Wolfington) and mastered by Carl Saff. Static Masks are a four piece with two vocalists. They tend to get put in the math rock, shoegaze, indie categories. With a goal to make "interesting" and "beautiful" music, Static Masks blend melody and complexity with some nontraditional song structures to create their own version of progressive pop music.


Track List

1.Aware Wolf 04:19 video

2.Somersault 03:23

3.90's Smell 04:39

4.Waves 06:21

5.Clear Lake, TX 04:29

6.Late Bloomer 04:16

7.Concrete Swamp 03:47

8.Devils 07:45


Genre : alternative, experimental, post, rock, indie, math, progressive, shoegaze

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Light Of The East EP by Mixtaped Monk

2017-03-23 18:24:38 UTC

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Mixtaped Monk is a one-man DIY music project by journalist and music producer Arka Sengupta. This project was started as an outlet for his creative expressions. Under the moniker of Mixtaped Monk, Arka not only expresses himself as a music producer but also as a writer and a visual artist.

"Light Of The East EP" is like a tribute to Japan, its rich culture and heritage. Through dreamy atmospheres and intricate melodies, this EP tries to convey different emotions you can experience when you think about or even literally visit various places in Japan such as Mt. Fuji, Osaka, Kyoto and the Akihabara district in Tokyo. Sonically, the instrumental EP borders around ambient and post-rock while taking influences from indie rock, alternative rock and shoegaze music.

Track List


Fuji-san - 03:49
Dreams Of Kyoto - 05:34
From Osaka, With Love - 03:28
Akihabara Nights - 04:54


Genre : alternative, atmospheric, rock, experimental, ambient, electronica, indie, instrumental, post-rock, postrock, shoegaze, soundscape

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New album Departures, Vol. 1 by North Atlantic Drift

2017-03-23 05:23:02 UTC

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The song Dream Sequence is from their upcoming LP Departures Vol. 1, out as of March 17th on Polar Seas Recording. The video was directed by Kiarash Sadigh and shows a blindfolded quartet playing in the forest with a light approaching. The core concept being musicians playing very aggressively in juxtaposition to the very slowly evolving ambience of the piece.

"once they sense the light they begin questioning their own actions...they stop and remove the blindfold looking directly at the source of light....what that light is and what it represents is for the viewer to find out, but the takeaway is to be open minded for breaking habits and traditions if and when a brighter truth presents itself"


Track List

  • Temperance - 05:31 
  • Glass House - 06:13 
  • Departure - 04:49 
  • Dream Sequence - 05:18 
  • Collapsing Empire - 03:51 
  • Starry-eyed - 01:26 
  • Part-time Romantic - 05:35 
  • Pretense - 03:03 
  • March to the Capital - 04:48 
  • Older, Not Wiser - 11:52 
  • 101116 (Live Bonus Track) - 07:36 
  • 032516 (Live Bonus Track) - 11:24


Genre : ambient, chill, dark, drone, electronic, experimental

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New album Cemetery Flowers by Cemetery Flowers

2017-03-22 04:42:02 UTC

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Philadelphia noiserockers Cemetery Flowers released their debut EP this week through Glowing Dagger, the Oakland tape label run by Megan Biscieglia of Bad Braids and Dustin Khebzou. Made up of multi-instrumentalists Andrew North and Pat Friel, the record is an intense tapestry of roaring guitars and cold, nervy electronic beats, with North and Friel howling nihilistically. The record is a gripping listen, all the way through the 15-minute closer “vi,” which hammers away in brutal riff repetition but is pretty impossible to turn away from.

Track List


  • I - 04:30 
  • II - 05:11 
  • III - 04:00 
  • IV - 04:33 
  • V - 07:46 
  • VI - 15:42


Genre : experimental, dark, industrial, noise, post-punk, rock

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